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after a pair of tornadoes wipe out most of their town. now the details, hazardous materials expert spent the day scouring the hatboro apartment to rid it of the deadly substance, ricin, the moment of nicholas helman is under quarantine for the past three months this after the teen was arrested for making the toxin and the hom has to be safe to live in again. walter perez is outside of the home on byberry road with the latest. >> reporter: the heat is not helping the crews because they are wearing the decontamination suits and they are getting really hot and it slows their progress. authorities are not sure how much ricin is in that apartment and this he are not taking any chances.
the hazardous waste crews are cleavering out of the apartment of nicholas helman to make sure not a speck of ricin is left behind. small amounts inhaled or if it gets injected into your body. >> it was back in march when s.w.a.t. teams converged on helman's apartment. investigators were able to recover several of the ingredients to make ricin, including caster beans and sodium hydroxide. he is accused of sending a ricin laced birthday card to the home of his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend. they didn't know much about him except that he was an eagle scout and lived in the apartment with his mother. >> they kept to themselves and didn't come out or talk to anyone.
i was here for three years and dchbt talk to him but once and it was short. >> it's scary, and bothers me that people are able to do that, literally. getting the information off the internet. >> back out live on the scene where crews are hoping to finish this operation tonight and the heat is pushing back the expectations and hoping to come back and finish at noon tomorrow. ricin is a dangerous toxin, that could be deadly if inhaled or ingested or. now to a developing story are you following all day long, u.s. forces say they have captured the mastermind of the u.s. consulate in benghazi, three people plus embarrass chris stevens were killed in the seethe. they captured him in libya over the weekend and is a senior
member of the terror organization. president obama spoke about this at an event in pittsburgh today. >> it's a message, when americans are attacked no matter how long it takes we'll find those responsible and we'll bring them to justice. >> last year the u.s. filed charges against him and others believed to be involved in the atta attacks. people in one small nebraska town are reeling from a tornado attack. it left two people dead including a 5-year-old girl and survivors talked about hearing the warning sirens and taking cover. >> we went to the basement when the whistle blew and it was over in seconds. >> 70% of the buildings and
homes were destroyed or badly damages including a bank and middle school and city offices and even the fire department. the governor has declared a state of emergency and the national guard is preparing to assist with responders and help with the cleanup. die san sawer will have more on the midwest tornadoes as well as the capture -- of the mastermind of the benghazi attacks. back here philadelphia detectives are hoping that surveillance video will help them catch the two men, and the attack happened outside of the valario food market. the victim was locking up when two men grabbed $400 out of his pocket and shot him in the leg. the store owner is recovering at temple university hospital. police are looking for the man in this surveillance video, they say he went on a shopping
spree with a stolen credit card. that the suspect grab aid wallet on market street on june 8th within an hour he used the victim's american express in a wawa target and wal-mart. if you recognize the man police would like you to contact them right away. new jersey governor, chris christie, has announced the expansion of the narcan, it's an antidote for heroin overdose. the pilot program in monmouth and ocean counties, was so successful that it was the right move. >> since april, more than 40 overdoses of opiates and 40 lives are saved because of it. >> christie is also helping those with drug addiction by integrating substance abuse
treatment with employment services like job training and job search and placement resources. >> in the lehigh valley, a hard landing sent a chopper pilot in training to the hospital today. it happened just afternoon, as the student was touching down at lehigh valley, international airport. she suffered minor hand injuries as a precaution. operation as the the airport were not impacted. we want to bring you more graduation ceremonies that took place in the area today. under a blazing sun, the class of 2014 from roxborough high school took their final walk as high school seniors, they doubled as fans for the students there. ♪ a pair of seniors entertained family and friends at the center for performing arts ceremony this, took place in the kensington section and wearing
white and black they got a splash of color from their red boutonnieres. the ride home is not easy tonight. matt pellman is in the traffic center. >> on the way but not going well, we hope the air conditioners are working in all of these cars stuck on the ben franklin bridge, with delays in both directions stopped. they have been working on this accident scene and now the left lane is getting by and it's still jammed solid past 676 and the admiral wilson boulevard and eastbound is heavy as well because of the construction there. on the westbound side from there approaching the boulevard, still an hour later, having this crash take out the two left lanes, stick with the river drives instead. the broken down bus by girard avenue, just 9 miles per hour
coming north of the walt whitman bridge and aramingo road is closed through tomorrow afternoon because of tree rem e removal. local histans put the last of the uss united states in south philadelphia. this in a major effort to save the ship from the scrap yard. $120,000 was donated and pledged to match $100,000 to restore the ship and turn it into a museum. coming up veterans that immediate immediate health care will go to the front of the line at one south jersey hospital. the details are coming up. and ducis rogers has injury
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ducis rogers here now to talk sports and eagles fans are ready for the season opener, and we are not quite there yet. a few more months to go and we are getting closer and closer. they get the glory in the fall but that is because of the work they put in during the hot summer days. three-day mini camp started today. in year two of the chip kelly era, they are not getting bogged down by the details but straight football. >> the more they have a better understanding of what we are trying to get accomplished. the more they will get out of it so, spent a lot of time explaining what we were doing it
and why we are doing and now it's the older guys grabbing them and telling them what is going on. >> over the last few weeks we have been talking about how nick foles is getting to know his wide receivers, you can add jeremy maclin to that because he missed the whole last season. but he worked with him in 2012. >> we say history and with the spring and summer we got a work in and the summer as well. tsds not as big adeal as people think it is. we'll continue to work together and make sure that we won't miss a beat. to basketball, andrew wiggins visit with the sixers spills into today. we caught a glimpse at practice,
all signs point to the sixers taking him as their first pick in the nba draft next week if he is still available. they played well into last night, the game was tied at 1-1 in the 13 and inning and ryan howard hit a ground ball and that was eaten up and then marlin bird came up and drove in another run and the phillies plated five in the inning to win it 6-1. the u.s. has its sights set on portugal, the match is set for sunday, the americans beat ghana yesterday, 2-1, but it came with a price, he suffered a pulled hamstring. and dempsey broke his nose on this play. the game winner, from 20-year-old john brooks at 86th minute. who would pick him as the hero,
well brooks himself. >> i told some teammates, that i had a dream like two days before that i scored in the 88th minute, and now it's it's 86th minute and i am happy about it. >> you had a dream about that? >> you told them before the game? >> i told them yesterday. yes. >> great finish in the belgium-algeria match. the header, the afro helps, ten minutes later a nice pass and he puts it on the goal for the game winner, belgium wins 2-1. that is a look at sports. >> thank you ducis. 2-1. cooper university hospital is launching a program to provide veterans with health care on the same day they requested it. after complaints from vets all over the country that they will waiting too long for adequate
health care. lisa thomas-laury reports from cooper university hospital. >> the first of its kind in the nation, they hope that their veterans vip program will serve as a national model. officials here hope that ultimately the u.s. congress will make a change in legislation. >> everyone but veterans received their care in one way or the other through the great institutions of country, why should veterans be different. the audit of the veteran as fair system shows 57,000 who supported or fought wars including afghanistan, iraq and vietnam and korea have waited at least 90 days to see a va doctor. >> it's been a tough journey and a very big challenge but a program of this magnitude will expedite and alleviate these challenges. >> the wait is nearly 47 days
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childrens hospital. >> that is where you guys are going. >> i'll go to the brewery. >> 90 degree temperatures but this is the first time in a long time it happened so late in the year. >> 11 years since we have had such a delay of seeing the first 90 degree day. take a look right now at double scan live radar, a nice downpour would be pretty good right about now to cool us off. nothing we are tracking on the radar and the action cam in wilmington, a butdful day to take a walk with your best friend there at any waterway, the water trying to cool you off a bid especially at the shore where temperatures were in the 70s after topping off in the upper 80s earlier today. 93, 10 degrees cooler in philadelphia. the record is 93 set in 1957. and present temperatures 93 in philadelphia and 9 in the lehigh valley, and reading and
wilmington and dover. then again right along the shore the sea breeze kicked in a couple of hours ago dropping the temperatures into the upper 70s. this is where the energy is right now to spark the thunderstorms, as you can see we are clear this evening and good to go, as we go through the day on wednesday, the majority of the day is really hot and breezy and humid at 94 degrees, going into affect for the highly urbanized area, near wilmington and trenton and the main action with the thunderstorm is staying to the north and west tomorrow. some could break away into the western suburbs around lancaster or reading and the lehigh valley and poconos. the records are challenged in philadelphia tomorrow, 96 degrees and allentown 95 and trenton 96 and many set back in 1957 and atlantic city, could at
least tie that or break that of 93 degrees, set back in the 1950s as well. as we look at future tracker, the heat index, 95 in philadelphia and 97 in wilmington and 90 in the lehigh valley, we should not surpass the mark for how it feels, it's uncomfortableably hot. the weather threat for winds over 60 miles per hour or hail or downpours, philadelphia was taken out of the slight risk and pushed it off to the west and that is the best chance foreseeing storms tomorrow afternoon on evening frmg a stray thundershower and possibly late and again most of us warm at 73 degrees, for the overnight low, the exclusive accuweather forecast, a hot breeze tomorrow and again some scattery downpours, if there is pop they are strong west of philly at 94 and break the 90s on thursday, back into the 80s and nummous
showers and thunderstorms wtd front and a fine finish at 84 and the first day of summer, a little wet here on saturday and 79 and the sun breaks out sunday, and especially sunday and monday with highs in the 80s and low humidity. the preview of summer won't last all that long guys. >> thank you adam.mer won't last well neighbors in montgomery county came up with a tasty way to say thank you to the workers that keep their streets clean and the trash collected. the works department was treated to a special breakfast this morning, bacon, eggs and muffins were paid for by residents in bala cynwyd. they worked hard to keep the streets clean of record amounts of snow, that did not go unnoticed.
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last december, and it's even hotter tomorrow than it is today. lets go to cecily tynan and the latest word from accuweather. it feels like summer and the high hits 90 degrees that is 10 degrees above average and this is the late of the in the year we have started 90 degree weather in 11 years, typically we have hit 90 degrees at least a couple of times by the time we get into the middle of june. but the heat is on, atlantic city airport even hotter, 94 was the high, and wildwood hit 90 before the sea breeze finally kicked in and turned temperatures back to the 80s and reading 92 and allentown 90 and wilmington 92 degrees. you add the humidity, it's uncomfortable in dover, feeling like 98 degrees and millville 93, and the beaches feel pretty nice and temperatures are in the upper 7